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I would like to here from some members that may have had weight gain a year out from surgery. I know it’s from my eating habits and poor exercise regime. I have started back this week to exercise and I need to work on improving my eating habits. I started at 250, my lowest was 172, and right now I’m 186. My ultimate goal was to get to 150. I feel like such a failure, one of my biggest fears of having the surgery was failing and I feel that has happened. I looking for encouragement, guidance and I’m hoping that being honest and up front in a large group will help with accountability. Thank you for your support in advance. MKT

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You haven't failed, my goodness, you kept 64 pounds off! That's GREAT! You will be able to get those 14 pounds back off with tracking your calories, getting in 64 oz of Water, and getting in 60 oz of Protein daily. You can do this!

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1 hour ago, Mkthomas said:

I would like to here from some members that may have had weight gain a year out from surgery. I know it’s from my eating habits and poor exercise regime. I have started back this week to exercise and I need to work on improving my eating habits. I started at 250, my lowest was 172, and right now I’m 186. My ultimate goal was to get to 150. I feel like such a failure, one of my biggest fears of having the surgery was failing and I feel that has happened. I looking for encouragement, guidance and I’m hoping that being honest and up front in a large group will help with accountability. Thank you for your support in advance. MKT

Hi I'm 1.5yrs post op

Starting 250ish lowest 150lbs current 155ish

I generally don't exercise except walking. This is not meant to be braggadocious but to add to the plot. At my lowest of 150lbs I accidentally overexercised by walking too much in efforts to get my kids to walk more. Lame. At 155lbs I am at my normal level of walking/activity. If i over indulge during a special occasion i may make it up to 158lbs. Then I have to walk a little more and eat less/cleaner for a while to drop the excess. Its a balancing act. But most of us have a range not a fixed number. Its usually +/- a few lbs around a certain weight. (Do you know your maintenance range or Have you yet to maintain a weight post op?)

It *may* be possible to lose more weight than you would have ordinarily through exercise and if that level is unsustainable and stops, you may find yourself back to where you would have landed otherwise.

HOWEVER

Diet matters. A great deal. If you cant burn more calories than you are consuming you gain. You have to consume less (or equal) calories than you metabolize to lose or maintain (simplified version -bio majors help a girl out 😂)

You can control, to a degree, what will happen by the choices you make. Catching small numbers and adjusting i imagine must feel immeasurably easier than larger gains.

Mood/motivation will also play a part. If you've given up/burnt out that's something to address and multiple ways to get support. And always check in with your team to see what professional support and advice they can offer.

Good luck 💖

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9 hours ago, GreenTealael said:

But most of us have a range not a fixed number. Its usually +/- a few lbs around a certain weight.

Green, I use the same method somewhat. Instead of a range I use 160lbs as my "Red Line" weight. If I go over 160lbs I reevaluate and push myself to drop below it. Pre WLS when I lost weight I would let a 2lb gain slide. That turned into a 4lb gain and before I knew it I was up 20lbs and I just gave up. I'm trying my best not to repeat the same mistakes of the past. Only time will tell if I am successful.

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On 05/23/2019 at 20:18, GreenTealael said:





Hi I'm 1.5yrs post op




Starting 250ish lowest 150lbs current 155ish




I generally don't exercise except walking. This is not meant to be braggadocious but to add to the plot. At my lowest of 150lbs I accidentally overexercised by walking too much in efforts to get my kids to walk more. Lame. At 155lbs I am at my normal level of walking/activity. If i over indulge during a special occasion i may make it up to 158lbs. Then I have to walk a little more and eat less/cleaner for a while to drop the excess. Its a balancing act. But most of us have a range not a fixed number. Its usually +/- a few lbs around a certain weight. (Do you know your maintenance range or Have you yet to maintain a weight post op?)




It *may* be possible to lose more weight than you would have ordinarily through exercise and if that level is unsustainable and stops, you may find yourself back to where you would have landed otherwise.




HOWEVER




Diet matters. A great deal. If you cant burn more calories than you are consuming you gain. You have to consume less (or equal) calories than you metabolize to lose or maintain (simplified version -bio majors help a girl out 😂)




You can control, to a degree, what will happen by the choices you make. Catching small numbers and adjusting i imagine must feel immeasurably easier than larger gains.




Mood/motivation will also play a part. If you've given up/burnt out that's something to address and multiple ways to get support. And always check in with your team to see what professional support and advice they can offer.




Good luck 💖


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